As regular human beings, we feel the primal sensibility of finding true love. But finding true love might be very difficult because of the chance of an infatuation. In the romantic play “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare, there are two main characters that come from families that have always hated each other. A Montague named Romeo falls in love with a Capulet named Juliet, and they instantly know that true love is shared between them. True love is an everlasting affection between lovers that have a happy and compassionate relationship.
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
Romeo and Juliet is a classic romance story by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, falling in love. Nevertheless, their two families have a vendetta against each other, making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to ever truly be together. This romantic set-up has been used multiple times after Shakespeare, such as West Side Story. The story itself has very romantic and light-hearted moments, but a lot of issues that aren’t paid as much attention to can be calamitous. Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters.
In the play Much Ado About Nothing the characters Don Pedro, Benedick and Beatrice are significant to the plot of the story and the development of many characters, including themselves. Don Pedro was intended to be married because of his high status, but ended the play a bachelor. Benedick and Beatrice both show off their strengths as individuals. These three characters demonstrate that future happiness does not depend on finding a romantic partner. Beatrice is introduced in the play as a witty, sarcastic character who can withstand the teasing that Benedick who can withstand Benedick’s teasing and is able to counter it herself .
Until this particular moment, Romeo is equivocal of her love for Rosaline and immediately admires Juliet from the moment they first meet. However, Shakespeare makes it undoubtedly implicit that “Romeo’s feelings have not been transformed, merely transferred to another person” (Seward). Therefore, Romeo’s love for Juliet is something completely different, and unique. Instead, Romeo and Juliet’s love sparked at their first glance. As a result, the romance perspective of Romeo and Juliet provides the audience with a story they enjoy.
People would remark that love is indicating happiness or gratefulness but never state the fact that love can even be overpowering and blinding. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a tale about a teenager who has been fond of his “love” Rosaline until he stumbles upon a girl, who is known to be Juliet. Romeo and Juliet would do anything to be together and would show affection that one loves more than the other such as death. Love can best be described as blinding and jokingful. Love has always been known to give happiness and never been brought up how love can be blinding.
Final Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing In the film Much Ado About Nothing, which is one of Shakespeare’s comical plays, it talks about the complications within the lives of the characters and their road to achieving happiness. These complications arise within the relationships of Hero and Claudio, who fell in love at first sight and Beatrice and Benedick, the lovers that despise each other but fall in love in the last act. The fact that Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship is based on each other’s appearance is proven when Claudio said to Don Pedro “O, my lord, When you went onward on this ended action, I looked upon her with a soldier’s eye, That liked but had a rougher task in hand, than to drive liking to the name of love”. Considering this, Claudio and Hero relationship ends happily in the play, but I think later on there will be complications because they only like each other based on looks and nothing else. That is not how love works because you need to interact with each other more instead of just staring at one another; you need to talk about your ambitions for the future, goals in the relationship and what you want to accomplish together.
For example, as Helena says “is’t not enough...my insufficiency”(2.2.129-132), her repetition, emphasis and non-structured speech heightens the surreal quality within the passage. This section also highlights the uncertainty and unreliable experiences that the character's are subjected to within the play. Throughout the passage Lysander believes that his eyes have finally been opened to the truth, yet he is actually blinded by the love
A Midsummer Night’s Dream dealt with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, and marriage, featuring three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. The play rotates around different forms of love, two of them being love for friendship (Philia) and romantic (Eros) or true love. Love is the most important theme of the play and the asymmetrical love seen in the play between the four Athenians and romantic encounters cause conflict within the play. There is a strong friendship love between two characters, Hermia and Helena. These two ladies are regarded as sisters as they have grown up together always having each other’s
Love is a very strong feeling and it 's portrayed in many ways. In Hamlet, Ophelia, the daughter of Polonius, has fallen for The young Prince Hamlet. In the play, Hamlet confuses us in the beginning because we think he’s just using her for pleasure, and not that he actually has feelings for her. But at the end of the story, we see a whole other side to the story. We see how much he actually loves her and not that he was using her for his own needs.
She speaks, she claims, and she thinks but is it true. There is love at first sight but is it true love? Sure Romeo and Juliet would die for each other but that doesn’t prove true love. Romeo was obsessed with Rosaline until the Capulet’s Ball. The only thing that attracted Romeo to Juliet was her beauty.
According to Jamieson “Shakespeare’s treatment of love in the play is complex and multifaceted. He uses love in its many guises to thread together the key relationships in the play” (Lee 1). First, we see Romeo is in love with Rosaline in the beginning of the play. In today society we might describe it as “Puppy Love.” Laurence did not believe it will last long: Romeo says “Thou chid’st me oft for loving Rosaline” and Laurence replies “For doting, not for loving, pupil mine” (Shakespeare 11.iii.). Likewise, Paris is not in love with Juliet, it was more tradition then Passion.
How would the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet be affected without the benevolence of Benvolio Montague? Shakespeare 's legendary tale of romantic tragedy explores the story of how two “-star crossed lovers-” (I.i.5) who, ultimately, take their lives in order to be together and escape the conflict between their two families. Benvolio’s peace-making skills within the play are demonstrated throughout the abundance of conflicts that plague the tale; his altruistic and compassionate personality burns a fervent effect on others, whilst not excluding him from the effects of friendly peer-pressure. Most crucially, he pledges to his convictions by being the bearer and speaker of the pure truth, even in the face of calamity. Benvolio’s character,
Juliet too, shares similar feelings which is displayed in her soliloquy, thinking of Romeo: “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (Shakespeare 50). Without having really gotten to know him on a profound and romantic level, she can already claim that she is in love with him despite their families ' fighting. Friar Lawrence even anticipates that something bad may occur due to the couple’s ardent passion, as he says, “These violent delights have violent ends,...” (Shakespeare 92). These feelings of affection can be chalked up to the teenage brain in love. As explained by Dr. Helen Fisher, "When you 're in the throes of this romantic love, it 's overwhelming, you 're out of control, you 're irrational" (Carey 1).